Cape Coral is to reach out to millennials, says its business chief.
Economic Development Manager Ricardo Noguera says the city can provide high-paying jobs to millennials.
Cape Coral’s population now has an average age of around 42. “We’re much more than a retirement community. The goal is to build out less developed sites and bring industry and good-paying jobs to the Cape with an emphasis on millennials. ”
There are opportunities in the city to promote infill, commercial, industrial and also mixed-use development.
The South Cape also has “has an enormous opportunity to evolve into a walkable community with ‘downtown’ housing.”
The EDO also says, “We want companies that can grow here. We want to attract those markets to come here.”
Developers, businesses and millennials should not only come, but also should stay and feel at home.
Mr Noguera says, “It’s a pleasure to be able to represent Cape Coral to promote development opportunities in this fine city. My approach is to “think outside the box” in considering opportunities and challenges. Each community has different attributes.”
Economic development must be approached based on local market conditions, political and also community desires and, most importantly, land availability for redevelopment and infill, he says.